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Location Oman, Muscat
Central coordinates 58o 58.00' East  23o 14.00' North
IBA criteria A4i, B1i, B2, B3
Area 1,000 ha
Altitude 0 - 5m
Year of IBA assessment 1994

Site description A 12-km stretch of flat coastline from Quriyat south-east to Daghmar, bounded by rocky hills and backed by sabkha with sand-dunes. About five khawrs are scattered along the coarse-sand beach, of which the one on the north side of Quriyat is the largest and has the most extensive mangrove Avicennia. The khawr immediately to the south of Quriyat has the most extensive mudflats.

Key Biodiversity See box for key species. Other breeding species include Vanellus indicus (5–10 pairs). A total of 181 species has been recorded.

Non-bird biodiversity: Mammals: Gazella gazella (V).

Populations of IBA trigger species

Species Season Period Population estimate Quality of estimate IBA Criteria IUCN Category
Eastern Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca winter  1993  2 individuals  good  B2  Vulnerable 
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus non-breeding  1993  61 individuals  good  B2  Endangered 
Larus cachinnans winter  1989-1990  870 individuals  poor  B1i  Not Recognised 
Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundus winter  1989-1992  1,995-2,800 individuals  good  A4i, B1i  Least Concern 
Hume's Wheatear Oenanthe albonigra resident  1993  12 individuals  good  B3  Least Concern 
Oenanthe xanthoprymna winter  1993  20 individuals  good  B3  Not Recognised 


IUCN habitat Habitat detail Extent (% of site)
Coastline   major
Desert   minor
Forest   minor
Sea   minor

Land use

Land-use Extent (% of site)
urban/industrial/transport minor

Acknowledgements Data-sheet compiled by Simon Albrecht; summary bird data supplied by Oman Bird Records Committee (per Jens Eriksen).

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Recommended citation  BirdLife International (2016) Important Bird and Biodiversity Area factsheet: Quriyat - Daghmar. Downloaded from on 22/10/2016

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